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Old 06-13-2003, 11:43 PM   #1
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Question X Window Sync Setup

I am a total nublar to Linux. I recently attempted to install SuSE Pro 8.2 onto one of my computers. Everything seems to go fine except when I finish the setup and the computer reboots, I get an error message on the LCD monitor (samsung 150mp) saying:

Sync. Out of Range
21.6k / 27

The video is output through ProSavage8 which is integrated into a KM266 chipset on an MSI mobo. So I checked the sync settings in the samsung user guide and the h.sync and v.sync ranges are correct in the xf86config. Dumbfounded, I tried to ctrl-alt-+ to see what happened and low and behold, the second time I do that I get into a HUGE virtual screen. Nonetheless, the 1024x768 setting would not work. I have no idea why my monitor is getting that sync error. Any thoughts?

(some help understanding what "21.6k / 27" means would be a good start...I think)

(perhaps it's a vid.card issue?)

Last edited by osiris; 06-13-2003 at 11:49 PM.
Old 06-15-2003, 09:55 AM   #2
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Wink Problem Fix to Above

while running XF86config I noticed that the integrated card I was using was not supported by my OS. however, SaX2 neglected to tell me this. the solution:

1) reinstall SuSE 8.2 Pro
2) in YaST (SaX2) remove the ProSavage8 autodetected settings
3) add a new card and select "Unclassified > Graphics" from the menu
4) continue installation

for whatever reason, doing the same thing in XF86config did not produce the same result...very odd, but it worked.


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